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Wooden Shjips
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Hailing from San Francisco, psychedelic group Wooden Shjips, has just released their newest album Back to Land. The album brings together a sound crafted from inspirations that range from psychedelic music to classic rock.

The album is an entire trip in itself.  One can hear hints of 80s music, classic rock, and modern garage rock styles in the record, but they always resolve back to their classic psychedelic sound. With tracks like “In The Roses,” which brings a very spacey, low volume vocals, and a lo-fi sound that is not too cheesy or under produced. to “Ghouls,” which is a much faster, much more psychedelic rock sounding song that takes influences from classic rock guitar chords, while still utilizing classic psychedelic synthesizers.

Most songs on the album carry a jam-band sound, without becoming too abstract or getting too carried away. And in some cases, the music is so vast in genre diversity, one is surprised at the resulting sound, such as in the track, “These Shadows”, which starts off with an extremely catchy intro guitar riff and carries a vague David Bowie meets Velvet Underground sound.

“Back to Land” is a great piece of work that utilizes the potential of each member of Wooden Shjips effectively and thoroughly.

Most importantly, “Back to Land” is an experimentation of how far the psychedelic genre can stretch while still successfully staying true to its roots.


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We're excited to announce a great Oakland based jazz/afrofuturism show taking place TONIGHT at Starline Social Club. If you're looking to experience a night of sensually pleasing, soulful and spiritually elevating music this is the show to attend.

OIM Presents the shapeshifting queen herself, Miss Zakiya Harris & Elephantine along with the the trip hop soul of Ghost & the City and the divine poet and emcee Queens D. Light to keep you dancing with the fam all night. We completely recommend you make your way to this show tonight!

June 23, 2016
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It´s that time of year again! Former Deli Magazine San Francisco´s Artist of the Year, Down Dirty Shake has curated their 4th Annual Residency at Milk Bar in San Francisco. This year you can anticipate performances by:

Lee Gallagher and the Hallelujah
Annie Girl and the Flight
Zodiac Death Valley
Hungry Skinny
Everyone is Dirty
Down and Outlaws
Battlehooch

and more!

The residency occurs Every Wednesday in July along with two Saturday events on July 9th and July 23rd!
http://www.milksf.com/ to get tickets $5 in advance, $10 at the door 

¨I want to build a community of like-minded artists in the Bay Area. We'll be featuring bands, artist, projections, dancers, djs and public speakers talking about the real issues in SF and what we can do about them. The Residency is starting to become a staple and cult classic in our thriving Bay Area music scene. I loved how hard it was to pick which acts to have on the lineups. There are so many talented bands in the Bay that I actually had to add two dates to accommodate the amount of bands. I could easily could have had a year long DDS Residency.

My expectations for this years residency is to inspire more people to become apart of the Bay Area music scene. I would like to attend more local shows after this month and have the residency artists collaborate and network long after this residency.¨ -Kyle DeMartini of Down Dirty Shake

June 22, 2016
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The Oakland based artist, Emily Jane White will be performing live at Elbo Room on June 22nd to support her upcoming album, They Moved in Shadow All Together LP.

They Moved in Shadow All Together was recorded at Tiny Telephone studio in San Francisco, CA, and New and Improved studio in Oakland, CA, between December 2013 and September 2015. Emily Jane White is a musician, songwriter, and poet from Oakland, CA. White’s new body of work recounts for us the terrain of her empathic inner world. The breadth and depth of her maturing voice are evident. Her layered vocals effect a sense of camaraderie, a space populated with voices, angelic perhaps, definitively ethereal. She studied classical singing while working on this album, which enabled her to broaden her vocal range.

June 20, 2016
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We're always pleased to premiere new Bay Area music! This moment is no different as we premiere the new single by the San Francisco based singer-songwriter, Mark Allen Piccolo. Allen-Piccolo´s smooth indie ballad, Do For You is charming, well produced and sonically relatable. He sings about how the reality of life can be predictable and limiting. He attemps to challenge the status quo in his own thoughtful and non intrusive musical manner.

Please support local musicians. It gets harder and harder by the year to work and create in the Bay Area. We're always here to celebrate local music and make sure emerging artists have a voice. -je

¨Life is full of routine, responsibilities, demands from other people. Usually, you're so busy that you don't even have time to think about what it all means or adds up to. The song is a kind of dream about being freed from these responsibilities, and imagining what your life could be like if you could spend all of your time exploring your inner life--even better, exploring it with a companion who truly accepts you for who you are." -Mark Allen-Piccolo on his single, Do For You

June 14, 2016
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TREAT, the forthcoming LP from Kendra McKinley, is a feast for the senses. Her colorful compositions, featuring an assemblage of instruments both classical and electric, possess the vibrancy and imagination of 1960’s psychedelic pop whilst still reflecting the sonic explorations of her contemporaries. Treat was produced and engineered by Andy Freeman (Eisley, Manchester Orchestra, Jet Trash, City Tribe) and A.J McKinley (Battlehooch, older brother) in San Francisco’s legendary Tiny Telephone Recording Studio.

Kendra McKinley will also be hosting her album release show at The Independent in San Francisco with Royal Jelly Jive and Growwler on June 24, 2016. She’ll be heading off for tour for July to support the release of TREAT.

June 09, 2016
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The Oakland based band, King Woman will be finishing out their current tour with Wax Idols in their home town at Starline Social Club on June 19th.

Miserable songwriter and all around underground goth goddess, Kristina Esfandiari has lead King Woman into an amazing career. With that said, the band has not left behind their local community behind as they invited special guest, the promising local underground independent band, PLUSH to perform for their upcoming show. It goes without saying this is going to be a local show that shouldn´t be missed. It´s cool to see King Woman supporting local bands!

June 07, 2016
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